Use this recipe to fuel up like your favorite fit Instagrammer, Kayla Itsines.

One thing we’ve learned from scrolling our Instagram feed is that smoothie bowls are a huge breakfast trend, and they are here to stay. From the use of superfoods like kale and avocado to protein powerhouse peanut butter, these bowls are not only delicious, they provide long-lasting nutrition, which is why we were thrilled to receive a copy of famed Australian personal trainer, Kayla Itsines, The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide.

Her book includes over 200 recipes from Chicken Paella to healthy breakfast options and in true #BBG fashion, there is also a 28-day pull-out workout program. Scroll below to check out the exclusive smoothie bowl recipe Kayla shared with us.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 5 Minutes +  30 Minutes Soaking Time

Difficulty:  Easy

“This recipe is like a healthy Snickers in a bowl! If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you can replace with another nut butter of your choice. I like almond butter and cashew butter.”


3 Medjool dates (pitted)

2 teaspoons 100% natural peanut butter

1¼ oz tinned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

3½ oz low-fat play yogurt

1 cup low-fat milk


1 oz natural muesli

½ medium banana (peeled and sliced)

1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs

In a heatproof bowl, cover the dates with boiling water and let soak for 30 minutes to soften. Drain.

Place the dates, peanut butter, chickpeas, cacao powder, yogurt, and milk in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

To serve, pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl and top with the muesli, banana, and cacao nibs.

Photos: Kayla Itsines.

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